Upon visiting Stewart's Shops throughout New York state, I'll often say, "There's no place like home". While this may be a joke within my family and friend groups, we truly mean it when we say we love "Stewie's".

Stewart's Shops is more than a convenience store and gas station, it's a place where people feel welcomed and enjoy visiting.

There are over 350 shops that are across 32 counties within New York and also Vermont. Stewart's Shops are the largest employers located in the Capital Region. They not only have shops but also corporate offices and manufacturing plants.

Stewart's Shops continues to grow and carry on traditions within our state.

Stewart's Shops Won The "Top Workplace Award"

I'm not surprised that Stewart's Shops won the top workplace award, they're great!

According to Stewart's Shops,

 "Stewart’s Shops is proud to announce that we have been honored as a Top Workplace for a fourth time!" Stewart's Shops is now known as "Times Union Top Workplace for a 6th time!"

There were a total of 6 different categories to define this title. Some categories included employee engagement, growth opportunities and company values and goals. For Stewart's Shops to win this award, they had to do well in all of the categories. 

Stewart's Shops Re Releases Seasonal Ice Cream Flavor With Upstate New York College

Are you ready for this collaboration? 

Stewart's Shops has re-released a seasonal ice cream flavor. However, they did this in partnership with an upstate New York college.

New York Upstate shared information about the latest collaboration. They claimed that RPI also known as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute turned 200 in 2024. As a way to celebrate, Stewart's Shops helped them to rename an ice cream flavor.

"Last November, RPI students, faculty, staff and alumni submitted more than 500 names for the ice cream, and Quantum Freeze won the final vote."


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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute And Stewart's Shops Create Name Ice Cream Flavor

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute made a post on social media about their exciting new collaboration with Stewart's Shops and the name of the ice cream flavor they came up with, Quantum Freeze.

"🗓️ Reminder to save the date! Feb 5 is a special day in our bicentennial celebration, and we're excited to share it with you! Join us as we partner with Stewart's Shops to unveil "Quantum Freeze," a reimagined version of the classic "Fireworks" ice cream.


In tribute to our groundbreaking IBM Quantum System One, Quantum Freeze features a tantalizing tart cherry swirl with dynamic red and blue Pop Rocks in velvety vanilla ice cream.


"We are thrilled about this collaboration with Stewart’s," says Bill Majewski, Stewart's Shops marketing director. "It’s a perfect fusion of RPI's innovative spirit and Stewart’s commitment to the community. Celebrating with ice cream couldn’t be more fitting!"

How Can Foodies Try Stewart's Shops And Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ice Cream?

Canva, Google Maps
Canva, Google Maps

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shared that their Quantum Freeze ice cream is now available at Stewart's Shops that can be found across the Captial Region. This began on February 5, 2024.

What's your favorite Stewart's Shops ice cream flavor? Who should Stewart's Shops collaborate with next? Share with us below.

Do You Remember These Girl Scout Cookie Flavors?

Can You Remember Your Favorite Girl Scout Cookie growing up?

As much as we enjoy Girl Scout Cookies in 2023, we often miss the ones that we used to love growing up. Have you heard of my personal favorite Girl Scout Cookies that are now retired?

Shortbread cookies are always a win. This Girl Scout Cookie was dipped in chocolate and it also had a friendly message on it. It had the words "Thank You" on it.

Ole Oles
These powdered sugar cookies were delicious. They also had pecans and coconut mixed in and were reduced fat.

Lemon Chalet Creme
This was one of my favorite lemon cookies to ever exist. How could a lemon sandwich cookie ever go wrong? The added cinnamon and ginger made it one of a kind.

I remember that these cookies were named after the founder of The Girl Scouts, Juliette Low. It reminded me of a chocolate turtle with its being covered in caramel, pecans and milk chocolate.

Ra Ra Raisens
This was unlike your ordinary raisin cookie. This Girl Scout Cookie brought in oatmeal and yogurt chips with the raisins.

Savannah Smiles
This Girl Scout Cookie knew how to put a smile on your face. They were lemon wedge cookies with powdered sugar.

Which Girl Scout Cookies Are Your Favorite?

I loved the Girl Scout Cookies that were discontinued but also enjoy the present day one as well.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

Eat Your Way Through The Hudson Valley With The Best Ice Cream

I have always enjoyed stopping by my favorite local ice cream shops and choosing a new flavor. Whether it's a hot fudge sundae, chocolate peanut butter ice cream in a cone, or an ice cream sandwich, count me in.

The Hudson Valley has strange ice cream flavors. From lemon poppyseed to thai iced tea and barn boots, there aren't any boring flavors in our area.

A 'Premiere' Hudson Valley treat shop was expanding their space during the winter months to prepare for a busy summer season.

Thankfully, we have a large selection of local ice cream shops to visit in the Hudson Valley.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

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